Miguel Ribera Park
General Park Information:
Miguel Ribera park is a 19-acre Reno park without a restroom.
Playground, skatepark, soccer fields, tennis court, basketball court, horseshoes, volleyball, rentable shelters, picnic shelters, barbecue area, walking paths, and tables/benches. Here is a link for rental information for Miguel Ribera Park on the City of Reno’s website.
View the slideshow to see some of this park's amenities!
Washoe County Fish Rearing Station:
The land upon which the park and community center are located was a fish rearing station from 1925 until 1990, when it was converted into a park. Prior to 1925, the area had been a drain and ditch site surrounded by farm land.
Fishing in Reno’s rivers and streams was a popular sport by early residents. But in the 1920’s, most of the major rivers, streams, and lakes in Nevada stopped producing enough fish to satisfy fishermen, so the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the US Fish and Wildlife Service established fish hatcheries and rearing stations to supply the waterways. The Washoe County Rearing Station was developed to raise rainbow, brook, and brown trout for this purpose.
One of the many success stories of the Washoe Fish Rearing Station was its success in saving the rare and endangered cui-ui fish, found only in Pyramid. The fish typically spawn in the Truckee River and are important to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Tribe. The fish have been recovering thanks to efforts by biologists at the rearing station.
Image by: Jay Kolbet-Clausell
Submit Your Park Stories and Photos!
Do you have personal photographs or stories about this park and are willing to share your memories with your community? Stories and photos can be recent adventures in the park, old memories of what the park used to be like, or fond remembrances of what this park has meant to you in the past. Sharing your photographs and memories will help to build our shared history of these important public places.
Click here to upload your photos and/or stories!
Typical Flora and Fauna:
The following are a few of our favorite highlights.
See the community submission section below to view additional wildlife sightings found at this park, and submit you own favorite naturalist sightings through iNaturalist!
Community Stories and Photos:
Miguel Ribera Park History Researcher
Jill is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history of Miguel Ribera Park. Thank you Jill for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!
To learn more about volunteering for this Project, click here.
Enjoy history? Then consider volunteering as a History Researcher today!
Like plants and animals? Then volunteer as our Biodiversity Researcher!
To learn more about the Dog Waste Project, click here.
Gail Matyas and Theresa Wojtkowiak:
Gail Matyas and Theresa Wojtkowiak are the Doggie Waste Ambassador for this park. Thank you Gail and Theresa for helping to keep Miguel Ribera Park free from dog waste and keeping our parks clean!
To learn more on how you can become a volunteer Doggie Waste Ambassador, click here.